Turkey: Politician’s murder led to human rights abuse

The case concerned the murder of Sefer Cerf, a local politician for HADEP (the People’s Democracy Party), on 3 October 1994, outside a café in the town of Yüreğir.

France: Court awards €350,000 to 25 Travellers after eviction human rights violations

The case concerned the eviction proceedings brought against a number of traveller families who had been living in the same place for many years.

France: Travellers set for court ruling after eviction human rights victory

The European Court of Human Rights will rule on the question of just satisfaction in its 28 April judgment of the case Winterstein and Others v. France (no. 27013/07).

Report: Thorbjørn Jagland on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe

Europe’s human rights and security at risk through populist nationalism, the Secretary General declared, publishing his new report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the region.

Turkey: Court rules freedom of religion breach in Alevi faith complaint

The case concerned the domestic authorities’ refusal to provide the applicants, who are followers of the Alevi faith (the country’s second-largest faith in terms of the number of followers), with the public religious service which, in the applicants’ assertion, is provided exclusively to citizens adhering to the Sunni understanding of Islam.